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One-off Mercedes 500K barn find discovered in South Central, LA salvage yard

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Jan 22nd, 2012 at 8:01PM

Being agriculturally inclined to build barns in the country, we don't expect barn finds to turn up in the middle of a high-turnover metropolis. Yet that's been happening more regularly of late, and writer Michael Mraz has found another example in South Central, Los Angeles: a one-of-one Mercedes-Benz 1935 Caracciola 500K built especially for Silver Arrows race driver Rudolph Caraccioloa. It is pictured above in better days, after having been restored and displayed on the lawn at the Pebble Beach concours in the late 1970s. What's amazing about the Caracciola 500K, and tragic for car... Read More

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